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Summer and Sunglasses: Importance of UV Protection

Have you experienced a gritty or sand-like feeling in your eyes while outdoors or working outside? If this occurs along with eye pain, eyelid twitching, eye redness, headache, or blurry vision, you must leave the sun immediately.

Contact Lens, Exams, & Fitting

If you are considering getting contact lenses, you will need a comprehensive eye exam as well as contact lens fitting. During the exam, the eye specialist will determine your prescription and make sure that your eyes are healthy. 

Value of Routine Comprehensive Eye Exams

Comprehensive eye exams are done by a doctor of optometry, and they are a vital part of eye care. Routine comprehensive eye exams should be part of everyone’s preventive health care. When it comes to eye diseases and vision problems, not all have obvious symptoms or signs. Prevention and early diagnosis are the best ways to prevent vision loss.

Preventing Computer Vision Syndrome

Do you spend more than a few hours a day in front of your computer or another digital screen? If so, you must be familiar with the headaches, blurry vision, and fatigue associated with such prolonged screen use. You are also likely to have experienced a condition known as computer vision syndrome (CVS). A prevalent condition marked by dryness to the eye’s surface and excessive eye strain from focusing, CVS affects an estimated 80 million people in the United States. While it is not a disease that damages the eyes like diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma, CVS can be uncomfortable. Here are some ways to prevent computer vision syndrome:

Importance of Routine Pediatric Eye Exams

A vision screening in school can identify the existence of a vision problem or a potential vision problem in your child. Depending on the findings, a referral will be made for further evaluation. But due to limited testing and inadequate equipment, a sight test cannot be relied on to provide you with the same results as a comprehensive eye and vision examination. Here are the reasons why a routine pediatric eye exam is important:

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